That's right... a stir fry with BACON!! You knew it was going to pop up on the internet somewhere, right? I mean bacon is in everything right now. It's the "hip" food right now. Or has that fad faded and I'm behind in the times yet again???
The great thing about this stir fry is that it doesn't just stop at bacon... no way.. add some Serrano chiles for a little heat, and some fresh mint for a little cool... and you have one of the better stir fry's I've made in a while. The unfortunate part of that is that I cannot remember where I found this recipe. I did a frantic search online and it still did not come up, so my apologies for not referencing where it came from.
The only down side that I can see was that the stir fry did get just a tad bit saltier than I would have liked. Of course, that comes from the bacon - so my suggestion for you is this: Blanch the bacon in boiling water for 2 minutes before frying. That's it. Blanching will help extract some of the saltiness from it.. and viola!, you're stir fry will be 100% AMAZING!!
Stir Fried Chicken with Bacon, Chili and Mint
Adapted by Jenn's Food Journey
1/3 cup chicken broth
1 Tablespoon soy sauce
drop or two of sesame oil
1 teaspoon cornstarch
6 slices of bacon, chopped
2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces
4 Serrano chili peppers, seeds removed, thinly sliced or chopped
2 cloves of garlic, finely minced
2-3 Tablespoons fresh mint, finely chopped
In a small measuring cup, mix together the chicken broth, soy sauce, sesame oil, and cornstarch until well combined; set aside.
In a non-stick skillet or wok, over medium heat, cook the bacon until crispy. Remove from skillet with a slotted spoon onto a paper towel lined plate. Remove all but 1 tablespoon of the bacon grease. Season the chicken with pepper and add to skillet. Stir fry chicken for 5 minutes. Add the Serrano peppers and stir fry another 2 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the sauce and stir to coat everything. Allow to thicken up, about 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in the mint. Serve over rice and enjoy!!
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